Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mixed Vegetable Kurma


           Most of us love to cook and experiment new dishes right?? I too love and started my cooking from my school days(higher secondary) itself. Being a working woman, my mom definitely need my help in the kitchen that too during weekdays busy morning hours, making both breakfast and lunch in a hurry. I just started by helping by mom with cutting and doing small works in kitchen, later learned myself to cook rice, sambar n rasam , Typical south Indian samayal :)  After marriage, we came here- life in US is bit boree...no hard work, more free time( before kids). That too for me, i left alone in home without neighbors, no one to talk around, My H leaves home by morning 8.30 n use to come by 6.30 till that time i am alone...alone..alone :( Now at least i know blogging but 4.5 hears back i know nothing with computer. But through browsing i came to know more blogs and websites i use to wonder h they share these recipes online?? h people comment on their recipes?? h they share their pictures?? h to create a blog?? This was my computer  G.knowledge :)
            Yes, i am a Maths-biology student and no nothing in computer n internet. I know h to talk using Skype n gtalk. h to chat online...that's it. since i use to talk with Him thru these networks only(before marriage ) I use to try recipes from their blog, but most of the blog which i was following during 4 years back were writing now :( Or else i could comment on them now :) Like that, once i tried this green color kurma once and i liked it more but later forgot the recipe and tried by myself but couldn't get that taste. And now , when i visited  Anusha's site "Tomato Blues" for Blog Hop Wednesday, i saw this mixed Vegetable Kurma, same green color yay!! i got it!! i tried this recipe and the taste was same which i made 4 years back. Thank you  Anusha for sharing this recipe and sure a keeper recipe. Do checkout her space for more interesting recipes.Now to the recipe...


Ingredients
  1. Carrots    1 no. small(finely chopped)
  2. Beans    15 no.s(finley chopped)
  3. Peas    less than 1/4 cup
  4. Cauliflower florets   1/2 cup
  5. Broccoli florets    1/2 cup
  6. Onion    1 medium(finely chopped)
  7. Turmeric    a pinch
  8. Salt    to taste
To Temper
  1. Oil    1-2 tbsp
  2. Cumin  seeds    1/2 tsp
  3. Fennel seeds    1/4 tsp(optional)
  4. Clove    2 no.s
  5. Cinnamon   1/2" stick
  6. Curry leaves    1 sprig
To Wet Grind
  1. Cilantro    1/2 cup(tightly packed)
  2. Green chilli     4-5 no.s(adjust to your taste)
  3. Fennel seeds    1 tsp
  4. Poppy seeds    1/2 tsp
  5. Ginger    1 " pieces
  6. Garlic    3 cloves
  7. Coconut   2 tbsp(shredded)
  8. Dalia/pottu kadalai    1tsp
  9. Cashew nut    5 no.s (whole)
Method
  • Wash and chop all the vegetables and keep ready.
  • Grind all the ingredients under the heading" to wet grind" using little water to a smooth paste and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a skillet, add the tempering ingredients and allow to splutter and then add onions and saute till it turns translucent.
  • Then add all the chopped vegetables and a pinch of turmeric powder and stir fry the vegs for 1 minutes.
  • After that add the ground paste and stir well and  saute for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now add 3/4 -1 cup water(adjust to the desired consistency) and enough salt ,mix well and bring to boil till raw smell leaves.
  • It's done...Flavor and taste rich Mixed Vegetable Kurma is ready. Enjoy with Hot paratha/puri/rotis.

Notes:
The above measurement will yield you a mild spicy kurma.
You can add any vegetables of your choice, potatoes will give nice taste will try it next time :)

This is on its way to Radhika's Blog Hop Wednesday ~ Week 9 and do check out what my other blog hoppers  have done for this week's BHW. and also happy to send this recipe to the event, Healthy Cooking Challenge - Healthy Lunch happening @ Kavi's Edible Entertainment.
Please don't forget to checkout my Tomorrow's  post (300th recipe), for a pleasant surprise :)
See you soon!!!

27 comments:

  1. wow, super delicious kurma, very flavourful too..

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  2. Vegetable Kurma looks so good.Waiting for your 300th recipe.

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  3. I feel like grabbing the plate with the paratha & kurma..........very nice preparation Sangee.

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  4. Lovely green colour .. Yummy recipe .. Goes well with all Indian staples..this can be even sandwiched in bread, lovely clicks too!!

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  5. Green Kurma luks great with paratha..Waiting to see the Surprise..Break it soon :)

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  6. Good startup sangee. I was also in your situation once. :-) Left alone for a day in some forign country(though at your home :-p) is very bad thing and I know how it wud be.BTW, kurma is very colourful and aromatic. love it absolutely.

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  7. So creamy and yummy Sangee, love the color.

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  8. Kurma looks yummy and delicious.Sangee neenga sonna ellam yenakuum porundhum.Since my mom was working I started cooking(experimenting) when I was 14 years old.

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  9. delicious with chapathi nd roti...

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  10. good one sangee; loved your write-up

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  11. Makesme hungry now as itrs lunch time here....looks so yummy

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  12. Wat a super inviting colourful and flavourful kurma, i can have it with anything.

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  13. delicious gravy perfect with rotis...

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  14. Very yummy kurma...perfect with some rotis

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  15. The kurma is very delicious and healthy! It's flavourful, scrumptious and appetizing as well! Tempts me a lot!

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  16. wow delicious kurma,love the colour...perfect with roti.

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  17. Simple, delicious homestyle kurma :))
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  18. Kurma looks really Yum! Perfect with Roties and Puri!!

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  19. such a flavourful n nice kurma,perfect for roti..

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  20. This looks so healthy and yummy - esp with the paratha :)

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  21. I never thought of brocoli before dear. Nice idea and great clicks

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